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Stephanie Hurlburt
Graphics Engineer & Entrepreneur. At making Basis, an image compressor. ❤️ . Khronos Group member. Prev Oculus, Unity. VR, C++, graphics
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Rachel Giles 8h
Maaaaan, how many times am I going to have to learn: I don't have to learn the whole language/framework/software package to do what I want. Googling "XX for beginners" is not my friend. I can just do the specific thing I want it for and go to bed happy.
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Stephanie Hurlburt 8h
Eric’s not trolling, in fact this field is what he’s specialized in and studied for 30 years! It’s fascinating. Math has many open problems.
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Stephanie Hurlburt 9h
Replying to @mattieuMattieu
WHAT I am definitely looking into this and may ping you with questions
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Van Brohenheim 10h
Replying to @sehurlburt
To anyone who may want to pick it up, a PDF version is available for free at Project Gutenberg.
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Van Brohenheim 10h
Replying to @sehurlburt
One of the best entry level books on calculus I've ever read - Calculus made Easy by S. P. Thompson.
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DSM 11h
Replying to @sehurlburt
A candidate(best math book written/read):
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eigentourist 11h
i read somewhere that ancient Greek mathematicians were freaked out when they discovered irrational numbers. They didn't want to talk about it afterward, because they believed it was evidence that something was fundamentally wrong with the universe.
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Stephanie Hurlburt 11h
Hmm I don’t quite see that, unless I misunderstood something:
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Stephanie Hurlburt 11h
For the record I very much disapprove of that:
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Stephanie Hurlburt 11h
Since we’re talking about math textbooks tonight, this is probably the best math textbook I’ve ever read. It assumes you’ve had some calculus. She explains so many different concepts, and all SO clearly & concisely! I’ve referred to it many times.
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Steve Karolewics 12h
Replying to @sehurlburt
In that vein, check out Longitude. It tells the story of how the first method of keeping accurate time at sea was invented. A surprising amount of old politics involved.
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Monoid Mary 12h
Replying to @sehurlburt
for me, it was this one that mattered. it's a huge part of why I decided to try to overcome my mathphobia.
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Stephanie Hurlburt 12h
Replying to @eric_mccorkle
Eeee I'm excited!
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Stephanie Hurlburt 12h
OH okay thank goodness I was about to lose some sanity
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Stephanie Hurlburt 12h
Replying to @jakevdp @macshonle
What the hell oh my goodness What does this imply exactly? Is our number system totally messed up??
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Sameer Ajmani 12h
Replying to @sehurlburt
My first undergraduate research project was to translate puzzles from Raymond Smullyan's "What is the name of this book?" into David Gries's logical formulas. Challenging and fun, but also showed me the limits of doing this by hand.
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Stephanie Hurlburt 12h
Replying to @eric_mccorkle
I studied point-set topology in college but now I’m returning to it! Just in the beginning of Munkres. Going to go through every exercise and he likes to pile on a lot of them 😛
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Macneil Shonle 12h
Replying to @sehurlburt
I also really loved the proofs of "obvious" things (e.g., an abstract algebra book proving how "anything times zero is zero") or surprising-to-me things (how "0.999…<repeating> equals 1"). Also fun: the "proof" of 1=2 (helped me understand why division by 0 isn't defined!)
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Stephanie Hurlburt 12h
Replying to @melkebbell
H&M!
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Stephanie Hurlburt 12h
Replying to @juliaferraioli
Thanks! 😀
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